Belinda Speirs joined Suncorp (which includes AAMI, APIA, GIO, Shannon’s, Bingle, Vero, Suncorp bank and Insurance, Suncorp Life and Superannuation) in 2013 and is currently the Group General Counsel, leading all legal functions, including the Advisory, Litigation, Internal Fraud and Legal Planning & Operations teams which provide Group wide legal support. Her focus is on driving timely, legally appropriate and optimal commercial outcomes and to enhance the delivery of internal and external legal services in a more agile, resilient, efficient and effective manner. This includes transition to self-service modalities where appropriate; enhanced risk, cost, knowledge and work flow management.
In addition to her General Counsel activities, Belinda lead the Groups Royal Commission response team and is now looking to support the Suncorp Group going forward in proactively managing and leveraging the opportunities that will flow from concomitant regulatory and other changes.
Prior to joining Suncorp, Belinda was in private practice for nearly 20 years; 10 of those at partnership level where she focused on commercial and financial services litigation.
Outside of work, Belinda is a tragic follower of reality TV cooking competitions and a not so secret petrol head who loves Formula 1. She is a mother to 2 children and 2 dogs. Her husband is also a lawyer which makes for lively dinner debates. Despite the hint of South African accent Belinda is a loyal albeit long-suffering Wallabies supporter.